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{{refimprove|date=May 2010}}Dysteleology is the philosophical view that existence has no telos or final cause from purposeful design. The term "dysteleology" is a modern word invented and popularized by Ernst Haeckel.JOURNAL, Natural Selection and Dysteleology, George Romanes, Romanes, George J., Nature, 9, 361–2, 1874-03-12, 10.1038/009361a0, 228, Dysteleology is an aggressive, yet optimistic, form of science-oriented atheism originally perhaps associated with Haeckel and his followers, but now perhaps more associated with the type of atheism of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, or Christopher Hitchens. Transcending traditional philosophical and religious perspectives, such as German idealism (including the philosophies of Hegel and Schelling) and contemporary New Age thinking, modern philosophical naturalism sees existence as having no inherent goal. {{cn|date=January 2017}}

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  • EB1911, Dysteleology, 8, 787,
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